Morris County free holiday assistance programs.
Several charities and non-profits in Morris County provide help at Christmas as well as Thanksgiving. Donations as well as volunteers allow these holiday assistance programs to operate. Low income households can be given free Christmas toys or clothing, served a hot holiday meal, and provide other forms of support. The department of social services also tends to provide gifts and meals to those existing clients.
Individuals in need can apply for holiday help. But applications need to be done early. Once the resources are used up, the programs will not be able to assist anyone else for that season. In addition, donate if possible.
The main programs available in Morris County New Jersey include the Adopt-a-Family Christmas gift program, free turkeys at Thanksgiving, and Wishing Tree. Each non-profit below offers their own services.
Community Soup Kitchen of Morristown
Address is 36 South St
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
Breakfast and lunch is served year round, including on holidays of Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Other resources in the region are available via referral.
Township of Randolph
30 Calais Rd
Randolph, NJ 07869
Low income and struggling families from the town only can apply. There are free toys, presents, games, and more from the Wishing Tree gift program. Food baskets are also offered in November.
Denville Department of Social Services
One St Mary's Pl
Denville, New Jersey 07834
Dial (973) 625-8300 Ext: 269
Applicants need to be on public aid/registered for other social services. They run an Adopt-a-Family gift program and also have Thanksgiving turkeys and meals.
Salvation Army – Dover and Morris County
Center address: 76 N Bergen St
Dover, New Jersey 07801
The Angel Tree operates. Registration is normally in September/early October. Toys, gifts for kids and single moms, and other aid is given. They also operate a shelter, offer case management services and other support.
Township of Roxbury
Main address is 72 Eyland Ave
Succasunna, NJ 07876
The Social Service department helps town beneficiaries on government aid. Free Christmas food baskets, gifts, and more are offered from the donation program.
Saint Teresa's Church
Main address: 306 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
The charity has produce, Prepackaged Christmas and Thanksgiving food baskets with ingredients needed for a meal, toiletries and other resources. The help is for parish members.
Morris County Toys for Tots
1106 Parker Rd
Dover, NJ 07801
Call 211 referral line
New, unwrapped toys and Christmas gifts are offered. Up to 2 gifts given for kids under the age of 15. Games, dolls, items for boys, and more is offered.
Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
Location is 65 Bartholdi Ave
Butler, NJ 07405
Main phone: (973) 838-0031
They operate a food pantry. During the proper holiday, there will be free holiday turkeys, hams, groceries, spices, and pies. The assistance is available at Easter, Thanksgiving, as well as Christmas.